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French economy maintains healthy growth

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The French economy grew zero.five% within the 3 months to September, pushed through upper family intake and emerging funding, the most recent figures recommend.

The enlargement within the eurozone’s second-biggest economy follows growth of zero.6% in the second one quarter and zero.five% within the first quarter.

France expects 1.eight% growth this yr.

Last month, the European Central Bank (ECB) raised its 2017 growth forecast for the 19-nation eurozone to two.2%, the quickest growth in 10 years.

The French statistics company, INSEE, mentioned shopper spending within the nation larger through zero.five% within the 3rd quarter, after a nil.three% upward push within the earlier quarter.

Investment went up through zero.eight%, after a 1% building up in the second one quarter.

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